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The '''Great Eagle''' was the '''Lord of the Eagles''' in the [[Third Age]] and perhaps a descendant of [[Thorondor]].
 
The '''Great Eagle''' was the '''Lord of the Eagles''' in the [[Third Age]] and perhaps a descendant of [[Thorondor]].
  
He resided in the eyrie of the [[Misty Mountains]]. He was the greatest and the swiftest of the Eagles of the North.
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He resided in the eyrie of the [[Misty Mountains]] and he remembered helping [[Dwarves]] in his service.
  
 
Once he suffered from a poisoned wound, and was healed by [[Gandalf]] and thenceforth they became friends. He and his people served Gandalf and [[Radagast]] as spies and messengers.
 
Once he suffered from a poisoned wound, and was healed by [[Gandalf]] and thenceforth they became friends. He and his people served Gandalf and [[Radagast]] as spies and messengers.
  
 
During the [[Quest for Erebor]], they saved [[Thorin and Company]] as they flew from the [[Goblin-town]] and brought them to the eyrie<ref>{{H|6}}</ref>; later they played a crucial role in the [[Battle of the Five Armies]] ({{TA|2941}})<ref>{{H|17}}</ref>. After this he became [[King of All Birds]].
 
During the [[Quest for Erebor]], they saved [[Thorin and Company]] as they flew from the [[Goblin-town]] and brought them to the eyrie<ref>{{H|6}}</ref>; later they played a crucial role in the [[Battle of the Five Armies]] ({{TA|2941}})<ref>{{H|17}}</ref>. After this he became [[King of All Birds]].
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==Background==
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It is often thought that the Great Eagle is the same individual as [[Gwaihir]].
 
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Revision as of 14:52, 21 October 2010

The adventurers finally escape the dangers of the Misty Mountains.

The Great Eagle was the Lord of the Eagles in the Third Age and perhaps a descendant of Thorondor.

He resided in the eyrie of the Misty Mountains and he remembered helping Dwarves in his service.

Once he suffered from a poisoned wound, and was healed by Gandalf and thenceforth they became friends. He and his people served Gandalf and Radagast as spies and messengers.

During the Quest for Erebor, they saved Thorin and Company as they flew from the Goblin-town and brought them to the eyrie[1]; later they played a crucial role in the Battle of the Five Armies (T.A. 2941)[2]. After this he became King of All Birds.

Background

It is often thought that the Great Eagle is the same individual as Gwaihir.

Ainur
Valar
Lords:  Manwë · Ulmo · Aulë · Oromë · Mandos · Irmo · Tulkas
Queens:  Varda · Yavanna · Nienna · Estë · Vairë · Vána · Nessa
Former:  Melkor
Associated Maiar
Manwë Eönwë · Olórin Varda Ilmarë · Olórin · Arien
Ulmo Ossë · Uinen · Salmar Yavanna Aiwendil
Aulë Mairon · Curumo Estë Melian
Oromë Tilion · Alatar · Pallando Vána
Other Maiar
Balrogs Gothmog · Durin's Bane · Lungorthin
Wizards Saruman · Gandalf · Radagast · Blue Wizards (Rómestámo · Morinehtar)
Topics
Music · Valarin · Almaren · Valinor · Valmar · Second Music

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Clouds Burst"